David Earl Johnson, LICSW

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Women of the World

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I tripped over an article at Psych Central News describing some recent research on sexist humor.
“…those who had listened to sexist jokes were much more tolerant with male battering than those who had not.”
The results ring true. I have found domestic violence, even street violence is justified in the mind of the offender by disrespect. People in general tend to diminish in importance even dehumanize a party they wish to assault. This has been true in war of all kinds throughout history. Abusive men justify their behavior by diminishing the value of women.
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